Search Results: "Julian Jackson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Should spark discussion among WWII historians and great interest among military-history buffs."
Superb, highly accessible revisionist study of Germany's swift defeat of France in 1940 and its wide-ranging implications, then and now. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN BUG by Julian Hector
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2010

"The author relies a little too heavily on details in the pictures to fill out his sketchy text, but he artfully uses subdued colors, elegant lines and generous quantities of space to lend low-key grace to each scene. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hector follows up Little Matador (2008) with another simply told take on the value of staying true to oneself. Read full book review >

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TALKING IT OVER by Julian Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"He neatens away its essences."
Barnes constructs a triangle here, then another one, upended—in this chamber cantata of voices about adultery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Engaging proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things."
A dramatic David vs. Goliath account of a church under siege by its own power structure. Read full book review >

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STARING AT THE SUN by Julian Barnes
Released: April 2, 1987

"Not truly a novel, then—nor satisfying as one—but added proof of Barnes' deft skill for artistic and intellectual cubism."
Barnes (Flaubert's Parrot) has used portraiture-at-three-ages before, in 1980's Metroland. Read full book review >

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ARTEMIS by Julian Stockwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Likable Tom and his shipmates make a snug fit in that page-turning Forester & O'Brian tradition—thanks to retired Royal Navy author Stockwin."
Brisk action on the high seas as Thomas Kydd (Kydd, 2001) makes the second of what bids fair to be a series of profitable voyages. Read full book review >

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KYDD by Julian Stockwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"An engaging sea yarn with more verisimilitude, if less romance, than O'Brian readers expect."
Comparisons to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin saga are inevitable, but Stockwin's debut, the first in a planned naval series covering approximately the same era, focuses on the common seamen rather than on the officers. No musical duets in the captain's chambers here. Read full book review >

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WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS by Julian Assange
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"A provocative, engrossing dialogue sure to raise eyebrows."
Two powerful, conflicting tech execs exchange thoughts on the future of the Internet. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Sometimes fascinating, seldom enlightening."
An account that is part case study, part straight reporting, and part personal memoir of a virtual reality site called LambdaMOO. Read full book review >